Baahubali: The Conclusion earns 1000 crores worldwide

Baahubali: The Conclusion has been a highly anticipated movie worldwide ever since Baahubali: The Beginning ended with a question, “Kattappa ne Baahubali ko kyu mara?”

Three years down the line and we finally have the answers. SS Rajamouli did what he does best and gave us the perfect ending for the dearly loved movie. While it was no surprise that the movie was out to break records soon after the release, the speed at which it has done the inevitable is truly commendable.

With a record-breaking 100 crores collected on day one, we knew there was no stopping the movie’s success. The movie has done it again by earning a whopping 1000 crores worldwide, making it the first Indian movie ever to have done so. And what’s more? It was released just 10 days ago.

While we congratulate the entire team, who have worked hard for this well-deserved success, we wait in anticipation to see what is next in the list of records the movie has set out to break.

Baahubali Star ‘Prabhas’ Gets A Wax Statue At Madame Tussauds

Baahubali is all the rage right now with the sequel ‘Baahubali 2 : The Conclusion’ taking India by storm after having recently released in theatres. The movie has been breaking all kinds of records and being showered with praises by fans and critics alike. Prabhas has been enjoying a lot of success and has hordes of loyal fans who have been ardently supporting him ever since the first movie came out.

It was only a matter of time before he got inducted into Madame Tussauds following the immense popularity of his character. Prabhas has become the first South Indian actor to have a wax statue at the prestigious Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Bangkok, sharing space with numerous other big international celebrities and famous people. Take a look –

 

 

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"I am really happy to have been selected by Madame Tussauds’ and I think this was only possible because of fans. I am grateful for their unconditional love and support. I am also thankful to my guru, SS Rajamouli, for the opportunity to work on this fantastic project Baahubali," he said in a recent interview.

Many fans expressed their excitement over the likeness of the wax figure, some even calling it the best wax statue ever. We cannot deny that it looks amazing and the resemblance is striking. Clearly, a lot of work has gone into creating the statue!

We are extremely proud of you, Prabhas! 

Baahubali: The Conclusion crosses Rs. 500 crores in 3 days

Baahubali: The Conclusion has been on a mission to break all the cinematic records that have been set so far. And if the rumors are to be believed, the movie has done it again by collecting Rs. 500 crores in sales within the period of 3 days.

The movie made a whooping Rs. 217 crores worldwide on day one and has only gone to push limits on the days to follow.

It was revealed by a ticketing website that 12 tickets were sold even before the movie could release and over 1 million tickets were sold within 24 hours of them being available.

While the huge success of the movie is a given, let’s wait and watch what great heights the movie achieves in the near future.

What did you think of the movie? Tell us in the comments below.

Not a flawless film but truly Extraordinary

If you are an ardent fan of  the genre mythology, action, high octane drama and great visual effects, there is no doubt that you would consider Baahubali as the best Indian film of all time.

Baahubali – the conclusion is a story of an orphaned man, who had arms of steel, heart of gold and a fate of ashes, yet he shone like a star. He should rise to the throne in order to save his kingdom from the clutches of his sinister younger cousin brother Bhallal Deva. It’s a story of Baahubali’s valor, inimitable charm and humility, and unbeatable prowess. Baahubali played by Southern superstar Prabhas resembles the character of Lord Rama. He blindly obeys his mother, strides the path of truth and dharma and is ready to give up his throne in order to maintain family ties.

S S Rajamouli who has directed and written the screenplay of this film is an established director and a skilled story teller. Each second of this film is art in motion. He sets a very lofty scale and canvas for Baahubali; arguably unparalleled in the history of Hindi cinema, especially when it comes to war films. I can promise to you that it’s at par with Hollywood films like Troy, 300, and Benhur. If you had ever thought that our films lacked the scale, it’s time to put up our collar. This magnum opus was made right here in Ramoji rao city in Hyderabad.

Prabhas and Rana Duggubatti are a treat to watch. Their strong masculine chiseled bodies, blood shot eyes, ferocious fights convey the impact of two tigers in a live battle. The film’s action choreographer Peter Hein and Cinematographer K K Senthil Kumar are the reasons why the film is practically unforgettable once you have finished seen it. Those visuals would linger till long in your mind. They are so very powerful. Also the music by M M Keeravani is phenomenal. Actually it’s the background score that makes a story turn into a battleground.  

Katappa played by Sathyaraj is a slave to the royal family and must protect them even at the cost of his life. Baahubali calls him ‘Mama’ and Bhallal calls him a Dog. That is exactly the difference between the two brothers who may have been born from different mothers but were brought up by one. Rana Duggubati puts up a formidable opposition in front of Baahubali, in such dramas it’s the villain who must shine in order for the Hero to reflect in his glory too and Rana does a good job. I was expecting little more layers though in his character other than the teeth grinding expressions all along. But when he fights we forgive all. In Baahubali the beginning, it was a bull taming fight that he mastered and in this one it’s the climax where he excels. But we fail to know in this one that who was his wife who gave a son to him while he was conveniently letching at his ex-brother’s wife.

Finally, we got an answer to why Katappa killed Baahubali. This particular scene was not as well mounted and narrated as all other important scenes though as much hoopla had been created around the open ended climax that Rajamouli chose for his first installment.

In the role of Katappa, Sathyaraj shines throughout. It’s difficult to believe that he is the same person who played Virus in the Tamil version of Three idiots.

A special mention of Ramya Krishnan who plays Rajmata Sivagami; she is not just pivotal to the film, it’s her stone face, wide eyed look and a very firm voice that demands a stature much higher to the male protagonists in the film. Baahubali the Conclusion cannot be accused of shoving the female characters under the carpet as this one is basically a war fought by men but caused and created by women. Also here the women put up some really brave fights.

When the warrior princess played by Anushka Shetty turns down a proposal by Rajmata Sivagami, Rajmata says, “ Sibagami ki Bahu ko ye ahankar shobha deta hai”. Finally we see strong women on one side.

Nassar as Bijjalla deva becomes the cunning character that such a war film must have. He is man who is physically crippled but mentally strong, agile and very manipulative. He reminds us that most wars in history have been fought to avenge humiliation.

Anushka Shetty’s character of warrior princess disappoints a bit in the way it fails to develop. She started off as a powerful Kshatriya arrogant girl who defies death but in the end she is relegated to being a mother who needs her son for help despite of her fearless eyes throughout. She needed to pick up a sword or two. We were expecting.

It’s not an average Telugu film; it took more than 5 years, 450 crores to be made. Its special effects have been done by the same company that worked on Avatar, Life of pie and X men.The film is worth all the buzz and anticipation around it.

It’s not perfect but it’s still a master piece. I insist you make time for it.

4 Stars  

Baahubali 2 has broken the record yet again

Baahubali: The Conclusion, unlike any other movie has made news on several occasions over the past couple of months. The movie is at it again by breaking another record.

If the rumors are to be believed, Baahubali 2 has managed to sell over 1 million tickets all over India, within 24 hours of it being available. While most of the theaters are houseful, the others have been booked way in advance for the long weekend.

Although it was no secret that the movie is widely anticipated in the South Indian market, the hype of it all over India has left everyone overwhelmed.

While you eagerly await the release of the movie, take part in our quiz here and find out which Baahubali 2 character you are. 

Baahubali star ‘Prabhas’ to make his Bollywood debut?

With the soon approaching release date, there has been a constant buzz about Baahubali: The Conclusion and it’s stars. The latest buzz is around the lead star Prabhas. Rumor has it that after the much-anticipated movie, Telugu actor Prabhas is going to work on his Bollywood debut with Karan Johar in the near future.

It is a known fact that the actor has focused all his time and energy on the Baahubali franchise for the past five years, so much so that he turned down offers from Yash Raj Films as well. He is now ready to leave a mark in the realm of Bollywood. Karan, who is the co-producer of the Hindi version of the film is trying to team up with Rajamouli for Prabhas’ debut film. The movie is allegedly an action-romance movie with Prabhas as the star. Although the formal announcement for the tie-up is pending we eagerly await to see Prabhas in all his Bollywood glory. Tell us what you think of this actor-director alliance in the comments below.